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Image wont open

I have Photoshop 7 on windows XP sp1 computer. When I double click and image... photoshop opens up but does not open the image. I have to go to file - > open to get the image. I just want to be able to double click on any image and have it open up in photoshop. I tried to reinstall the software and when it asked me where certain image files should open with, i selected all photoshop but it still did not work. Help PLease
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SlynkyCommented:
Hi, kissmecat,

It's possible your filetypes aren't set right.  What kind of file is it?

Regards,
Slynky
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SlynkyCommented:
kissmecat,

No, belay that reply.  It must understand the image you are opening triggers Photoshop but it's not "completing the job" afterwards.  Hmmmm...

Cheers!
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SlynkyCommented:
kissmecat,

From Adobe's site (yep, had to go directly to the source *wink*):

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Q. When I double click some image files in Explorer, or select Open With, Photoshop starts but instead of loading the file presents a New Image d/box.

A. XP/Win2k has put in a bad registry key used for opening that kind of file. If you feel *comfortable* editing the registry, you can find the bad key at

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\Photoshop.exe\shell\open\command\(Default)

For some reason, sometimes Windows XP creates this key the first time without "%1" at the end. Delete the (Default) entry, go to Windows Explorer, select a file type you want to open in Photoshop, right click, go to Open With, select Choose Program, click Browse (Photoshop won't be in the list after deleting the registry key), select your Photoshop executable, and make sure "Always use..." is checked.

If you do not feel comfortable editing the registry DO NOT DO THIS.

You can work around it by dragging the image onto the Photoshop main window background after Photoshop is opened.
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The above might be the problem.  As the section reads, I, too, hesitate telling someone to edit the registry.  Problem is, with many programs from manufacturers, an uninstall rarely does all it is supposed to do.  Worst example was removing an HP printer with its uninstall program.  I had to go to HP and download the "complete" uninstall routine and going through those steps, I learned the regular uninstal left over 70 files!

So, you can try UNINSTALLING PS 7 and then reinstalling PS 7 and that key in the registry MIGHT be cleared but registry cleaning has never been any software manufacturer's strong point (if you get my drift).

Cheers!
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dandeliondreamCommented:
Hi Kissmecat,

I, too, have encountered simliar problem before. Have you tried opening other image files. Something the name given to a file is important. If there is special characters given to the filename e.g. ???.jpg (when text is display in Chinese Character) , photoshop will not "see" it as an image file. Once you renamed it as western european ISO e.g. hello.jpg. Photoshop will "see" it as an image file and open.

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kissmecatAuthor Commented:
I would try to open picture like flower.jpg from the windows sample pictures. They wouldn't open. Niether would gifs, tiffs, bmps, etc. Im going to try Slynky's suggestion right now.
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kissmecatAuthor Commented:
Slynky Can you send me the link to the adobe site where you go tthe quote. Thanks a bunch
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SlynkyCommented:
Not sure this will work because I had to log into the forums as a guest.  You could do the same and then enter the link, I suppose.  But here is the topic:

http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx/.ef85de5

NOTE:  This isn't the exact same thing as you are experieincing but could be related.  If I understand your problem, you got nothing but this person got a new document window.

Good luck!

Slynky
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kissmecatAuthor Commented:
Thanks alot. It worked so that the best part. Thank you very uch!
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SlynkyCommented:
Well, that made my day!

Glad to help.

Regards,
Slynky
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